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Latinos and the 2016 Election: Latino Resistance and the Election of Donald Trump
edited by Gabriel R. Sanchez, Luis Ricardo Fraga and Ricardo Ramírez
Michigan State University Press, 2020
Paper: 978-1-61186-361-1 | eISBN: 978-1-62895-398-5
Library of Congress Classification JK1968 2016.L37 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 324.973093208968

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The 2016 election saw more Latino votes than the record voter turnout of the 2012 election. The essays in this volume provide a highly detailed analysis of the state and national impact Latino voters had in what will be remembered as one of the biggest surprises in presidential election history. Contrary to much commentary, Latino voters increased their participation rates in all states beyond the supposed peak levels that they attained in 2012. Moreover, they again displayed their overwhelming support of Democratic candidates and even improved their Democratic support in Florida. Nonetheless, their continued presence and participation in national elections was not sufficient to prevent the election of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who vilified Latinos and especially Latino immigrants. Each essay provides insights as to how these two competing realities coexist, while the conclusion addresses the implications of this coexistence for the future of Latinos in American politics.
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